Latino college students get boost from Pilsen center

There’s an educational crisis in Chicago’s Latino community.  Experts say in this tough economy, too many college students are dropping out to help their families survive.  

But a one-of-a-kind effort hopes to reverse the trend. 

The $12.2 million dollar La Casa housing and educational resource center in Pilsen is a bold new approach to boosting college graduation rates.

 La Casa is a student housing facility with comprehensive tutoring services and an on-site resource center. 

La Casa is the brainchild of the Resurrection Project, a dynamic non-profit organization, also based in Pilsen,  developing healthy communities through economic revitalization, affordable housing, civic engagement and better education for students.  

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